Canada's food processing sector produces goods valued at over $105 billion annually.

Canadian Food Innovators

What’s new? CFI food and beverage research and innovation priority setting final report 2017  

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Maintaining flavour while ensuring the safety of processed vegetables

It’s generally accepted that heating vegetables before freezing or canning them – using a process called blanching – will affect their taste and texture. And yet heat treatment is considered necessary to ensure food products are safe for human consumption.But what if certain...

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Getting the health benefits of oats and barley more easily

University of Alberta researchers have teamed up with an Alberta food manufacturer to make it easier for Canadians to get the health benefits of barley and oats.They’ve developed a dry, concentrated form of beta glucan – found in the cell wall of barley and oats – that is ea...

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New technology adds value to under-used agricultural products

A University of Alberta spin-off company is hoping to bring new value to under-used agricultural products  by developing specialized protein drinks for Asian markets.IGY Inc. of Edmonton is working on a technology to solubilize – or liquefy – protein from lower value cuts of ...

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New board chair at Canadian Food Innovators

There is a new board chair at the Canadian Food Innovators (CFI). Joe Lake of McCain Foods assumed the role at the organization’s annual meeting last week with Dr. Rotimi Aluko becoming the new vice chair.

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